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HIBERNIANS ASKED TO JOIN GUINNESS BOYCOTT

Catalyst May Issue 2014

The Catholic League recently contacted over 300 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Divisions asking them to join us in our boycott of Guinness. Overall, we collected 845 email addresses from 287 AOH websites. We expect that many of these divisions, if not most, will endorse our campaign. Guinness is not going to get away with disrespecting Catholics,... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BOYCOTT TAPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

We have amassed over 7,000 email addresses from the Knights of Columbus, constituting over 1,500 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A couple of weeks ago, we asked the Knights to join us in our boycott of Guinness. We are confident that many Knights will participate. How do we know? Because we have been contacted by many councils... [Read more...]

GUINNESS AND BEER DISTRIBUTORS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

Recently, Bill Donohue sent a letter to three top officials at Diageo-Guinness in Norwalk, Connecticut, and three others in London, England. In the letter, Donohue outlined how “The decision to withdraw sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is not being welcomed by Catholics, especially Irish Catholics; we are also impressed... [Read more...]

PETITION

Catalyst May Issue 2014

Please sign and mail this petition to:  Ms. Alix Dunn Director, External Communications Diageo North America 801 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851   Gays have never been barred from marching in any St. Patrick’s Day parade—they simply cannot march under their own banner. Neither can pro-life Catholics. The message of the St. Patrick’s... [Read more...]

CALLING GAY PARADE’S BLUFF

Catalyst May Issue 2014

On March 19, two days after New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, Bill Donohue asked officials at the Heritage of Pride parade, New York’s annual gay march, if he could enter with his own unit, “Straight is Great.” Donohue’s gambit was a ploy: gays had objected to the house rules of the St. Patrick’s Day parade... [Read more...]

RUSH LIMBAUGH INTERVIEWS BILL DONOHUE

Catalyst May Issue 2014

The April edition of “The Limbaugh Letter” features an extensive interview with Bill Donohue. Here is an excerpt. The complete version is available on our website; see the “Special Reports” section. Rush: Dr. Donohue, this is great. I have wanted to talk to you for the longest time, and I’m really appreciative that you’ve... [Read more...]

MEDIA IGNORE ABUSE DATA

Catalyst May Issue 2014

Data was recently published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that was collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The annual report by CARA on sexual abuse allegations confirms what we have known for a long time: the Church is largely free of this problem. A total of ten credible accusations were made against priests... [Read more...]

CARTER’S BAGGAGE WITH WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter recently made the rounds on CNN, championing women’s rights and criticizing the Catholic Church. Perhaps some gutsy reporter will ask him about his own record. Carter has been a volunteer and supporter for Habitat for Humanity since 1984. Habitat was founded by Millard Fuller in 1976. In April 1991, Fuller was forced... [Read more...]

SHOULD CARTER BE JAILED?

Catalyst May Issue 2014

On March 22, NPR flagged this comment by Jimmy Carter: “The fact that the Catholic Church, for instance, prohibits women from serving as priests or even deacons gives a kind of a permission to male people all over the world, that well, if God thinks that women are inferior, I’ll treat them as inferiors. If she is my wife, I can abuse her... [Read more...]

TRAVEL CHANNEL’S VATICAN “MYSTERY”

Catalyst May Issue 2014

A new program called “Greatest Mysteries: Vatican” recently premiered on the Travel Channel. Lies about Catholicism abound, and the intentional distortion of the truth is also commonplace. We’re used to it at the Catholic League. But there are times when the source astounds us. This happened recently when John Mulvey, a policy analyst,... [Read more...]

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